Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fashioning Felt at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York just finished an exquisite exhibit "Fashioning Felt' and you can view some of the work here.  Spend a little time on the site and you will see how traditional felting has been done in the fields of Mongolia as well as the creation of a stunning Palace Yurt by Janice Arnold.  Felt has a huge range of applications, fashion, industrial, architectural it's just fantastic. I so wanted to see this exhibit but it wasn't to be. BUT, Martha Stewart did a segment on the exhibit which you can see here.  The felting process is explained as well as the production process for the Palace Yurt. Also, the exhibition catalog is available from and looks like it's on sale now. Enjoy! 
Central Library, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2007. Architect: Jo-Coenen & Co. Architecten. Felt walls designed and made by Claudy Jongstra. Wool, silk.
Photo: Peter Cuypers

1 comment:

  1. The exhibit site was amazing. I had no idea the uses of felt. Beautiful!